MP Aung Kyaw San submits an urgent parliamentary proposal calling for three non-Burmese members of the Arakan State Advisory Commission to be replaced with local academics.
The Irrawaddy asks members of civil society, the business community and the general public for their thoughts on the 21st Century Panglong Conference.
Forty civil society groups demand that the Burma Army halt offensives and that a ceasefire be announced prior to the Panglong peace conference.
India inks bilateral trade agreements with Burma during President U Htin Kyaw’s visit to the country.
The Yangon Region Transport Authority will launch a new enforcement plan to crack down on drivers who violate traffic laws, starting on Thursday.
The Burma Army and the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army-North clash in northern Shan State just prior to the Union Peace Conference.
The Irrawaddy speaks with U Thant Myint-U, a former UN official and advisor to former President Thein Sein, about the role the UN should play in Burma.
Burma and India ink four agreements on bilateral cooperation in the areas of traditional medicine, renewable energy and infrastructural connectivity.
A plus-size beauty contest, photo exhibition, technology fair, literary festival and art exhibitions—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
Business leaders expect a successful peace settlement to increase foreign investment, open up border areas and tempt back migrant workers from abroad.
After being promoted, Lt-Gen Mya Tun Oo becomes the third most powerful official in Burma’s armed forces.
Bagan’s Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library works with Unesco to train volunteers to collect data and clean debris from pagodas damaged in a recent earthquake.
Inclusivity in the 21st Century Panglong Conference is about all stakeholders, writes Yanghee Lee.
Former UN chief Kofi Annan’s appointment as chair of the new Arakan State Advisory Committee is in response to international pressure, the government says.